A Biblical Perspective on Israeli Government Without ultra-Orthodox

A few thoughts on reading between the lines of the Torah, in light of coalition wranglings over the issue of 'sharing the burden.'

The recent election here was ostensibly fought, won and lost over the issue of "sharing the burden." For the uninitiated, that is a shorthand referring to the fact that, due to a decision taken by the state founders more than 60 years ago, ultra-Orthodox males of the age of conscription to the Israel Defense Forces are exempt from service, since supposedly they are spending all their free time and...